Sunshine Blogger Award 2: Electric Boogaloo

I would like to thank BeardedGamer82 for my second Sunshine Blogger Award!

 

These blogger awards work as a sort of chain-letter interview, with the recipients nominating a new group and asking new questions at the end of their own post.

While I did that for my first Sunshine Blogger Award, I have started to just leave participation open to anyone who would like to answer these same questions, as picking nominees and questions takes more out of me than writing the post itself.

That said, let’s get to answering! 😀

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1. What is your goal for your blog? Do you feel you have met it yet?

I started the blog to build interest in a card game I made in the hope that I could eventually crowdfund it on Kickstarter, but I quickly put that project on ice.

My current plan is for this to be the main outlet and archive for my upcoming comic, and all other future projects I’ll have.

Since I have yet to launch any big projects like that here, I do not think I can say I have met my goals yet, but I have found value in blogging in itself, and I have started many smaller projects that are worth something to myself because of it.

 

2. If you were given a free all expenses paid trip, where would you go?

I genuinely don’t know.

I love travel, but my favorite place is sitting on the couch with my girlfriend.

I guess we would just try to find the most crazy expensive holiday possible, since that would be our only chance to ever experience it.

 

3. Last book you have read?

I read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ aloud for my girlfriend.

We read more adult fare separately, but it was kind of cosy reading a book from our childhood together.

 

4. Your favorite console of choice. PlayStation, Xbox , or Nintendo?

I started with a Nintendo 64, then got a Playstation 2, then a Xbox 360, then a Playstation 4, and now we also have a Switch and SNES.

I feel like I picked the best options for each generation.

At the moment we still have the PS3, PS4, Switch and the SNES, and I sometimes use a 3DS and my laptop and mobile for gaming.

 

5. Do you think Nintendo will ever just make games and skip producing consoles?

I feel like their pride will prevent this.

They see themselves as toy makers, not game producers.

 

6. With the success of the Switch do you think there is a market for a Xbox or PlayStation handheld?

Sure, if they are as good.

 

7. What’s the hardest thing about blogging to you?

I have put a scheadual of three posts each week on myself, each monday, wednesday and friday, and sometimes I am more tempted to skip a day than other times.

But I know that if i did not follow this schedule, I would never write, certanly not nearly as much as I have written because of it.

I have some great posts that would never have existed without that schedual, but probably some subpar ones aswell.

 

8. What is one movie you can watch over and over again?

Hot Fuzz – The Best Movie

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5 Things I Like About Myself

Lana Cole of Welcome To Our Campfire has tagged me to play this sort of pass-it-forward blog-game. Thanks Lana! 😀

The Rules: Thank the nominator (oh, I already did that), display the picture on your post, list five things you like about yourself (one thing must be a physical attribute) and tag three or more people.

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1] I have always been creative and imaginative, but only recently have I started trying to get this imagination out of my own skull, to share with all of you.

2] I think I may be a good boyfriend. She keeps telling me so, at least 🙂

3] I am generally pretty happy with the way I look overall, only that I could stand to lose some belly fat. But I am a chef after all, so at least it is on-brand. But for health-reasons, if nothing else.

4] I think I have a good taste in fiction from some diverse media. Taste is pretty subjective anyway, but I feel like I could recommend something good in whatever media anyone likes the best.

5] For the most part, I am good at not meeting trouble halfway, or being a worrywart. It has happened that I have let my worries take the better of me, but for the most part I manage to be pretty calm about potential future problems.

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=&4=& of Walkin’, Writin’, Wit and Whimsy takes a lot of nice photographs during her walks around Southeast Michigan. That, combined with her writing, makes for a great blog!

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My January In Blogging

This month I have let my writing suffer, as a result of trying to market my blog.

 

I don’t think any of the blog-posts I made this month holds a candle to my best articles.

I have put blog-posts on StumbleUpon and Scoop.It, I’ve joined a few blog-groups on Facebook, I’ve made a Pinterest profile and I spent an ungodly time researching and trying to take part in blog-parties (only to find out that blog-parties favours DIY and homemaking types of blogs, not the type of pop-culture stuff I like to write about).

And as I have neglected actually writing long cool articles, I have been largely unable to tap into my previously biggest viewer source, Reddit.

I have even neglected finishing my comic book script, after finishing the rough draft.

 

I hope that some of the groundwork I did this month will have been worth it.

I already feel happy about having a Pinterest profile up and running, and I don’t think I would have made it if I had not read some of the stuff I read on those Facebook groups, so some of it was valuable.

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Writing Inspiration #5 – Other Writers

Writing Inspiration #4 was about taking inspiration from video essays, often about analyses of certain works or writers.

That sort of skipped over the more obvious advice, to simply take inspiration directly from those same works and writers.

 

I won’t go in too much detail as this can’t be news to too many people, but I felt it deserved an entry.

Certain writers have helped many by spreading words of wisdom, by what will help the most with inspiration is simply to consume a lot of the type of media you wish to create.

Be it sci-fi or articles, reading a lot of the subject is sure to get your imagination going!

 

 

This is the last one of these in a while. I’ll be sure to post some “footnote blog posts” in time, with more specific examples to each categories.

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Writing Inspiration #3 – Nature

In my last post I told you about how the Hamilton-song “Non Stop” shames me into writing. This time I want to write about the beauty and horror you can find in nature, when taking a hike.

 

Walking in nature is great for your creativity!

Even the glacier-hike I mentioned here before set my mind ablaze with ideas about the troll-kingdoms “probably” living under those mountains.

 

The nature part is the most important.

Nature can seem random

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